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Carthage in Jasper County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Vietnam Memorial For Casualties From Missouri

1959 - 1975

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 21, 2011
1. Vietnam Memorial For Casualties From Missouri Marker
Inscription.

Here are our comrades from Missouri, Patriots All.
May they never be forgotten and God be with them forever.

[Honor Roll of Missouri Casualties]

If you are able, save for them a place
inside of you, and save one backward glance
when you are leaving for the places they
can no longer go.

Be not ashamed to say you loved them,
thought you may not have always.
Take what they have left, and what they taught you
with their dying, and keep it with your own.

And in that time when men decide and
feel safe to call the war insane, take one moment
to embrace those gentle heroes you leave behind.
Major Michale Davis O'Donnell
1 January 1970
Dak To, Vietnam

"The Moving Wall", Vietnam Veterans Memorial, stood here October 17-23, 1992, in memory of those who gave the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

Southwest Missouri Chapter 610
Vietnam Veterans of America

 
Location. 37° 10.38′ N, 94° 18.782′ W. Marker is in Carthage, Missouri, in Jasper County. Marker is on Chesnut Street east of Garrison Avenue (Missouri Highway 571), on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Memorial is in Central Park. Marker is in this post office area: Carthage MO 64836, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers.
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By William Fischer, Jr., November 21, 2011
2. Vietnam Memorial For Casualties From Missouri Poem
At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Eliel Lanyon (E.L.) Dale (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Osage War (approx. mile away); Charles Pollard Wood (approx. mile away); Battle of Carthage (approx. 0.3 miles away); a different marker also named The Battle of Carthage (approx. 0.3 miles away); Last Skirmish of the Battle of Carthage (approx. 0.7 miles away); Rendezous At Carthage (approx. 0.9 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carthage.
 
Categories. Man-Made FeaturesPatriots & PatriotismWar, Vietnam
 
Vietnam Memorial For Casualties From Missouri "Moving Wall" Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 21, 2011
3. Vietnam Memorial For Casualties From Missouri "Moving Wall" Marker
Vietnam Memorial For Casualties From Missouri image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 21, 2011
4. Vietnam Memorial For Casualties From Missouri
Vietnam Memorial For Casualties From Missouri image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 21, 2011
5. Vietnam Memorial For Casualties From Missouri
At Central Park
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 394 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on November 17, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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